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UN Plastic Pollution Treaty

unep logoIn March 2022, the United Nations took the first steps towards the approval of a plan to create the world’s first global plastic pollution treaty in Nairobi.

The UN member states held talks to agree on the outline of a pact about the soaring plastic pollution, one of today’s greatest environmental crisis widespread all around the globe. However, this great achievement for the planet has been shadowed by the news of war in Ukraine.

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UN Heads of State, Ministers of environment and other representatives from UN Member States endorsed a historic resolution at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) today in Nairobi to End Plastic Pollution and forge an international legally binding agreement by 2024.

The resolution addresses the full lifecycle of plastic, including its production, design and disposal.

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A representative of the Government of Japan said: “The resolution will clearly take us towards a future with no plastic pollution, including in the marine environment,”

The partners of the Teaching the Future project, as agents preoccupied with the environmental repercussions of today’s behaviour towards our planet, want to show our support and enthusiasm on this important achievement. All efforts on the promotion of a more sustainable design on plastic packaging would imply a change in the creation and consumption of any product.

Thus, and as Inger Anderson (Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme) stated, “this is a historic moment” that we must celebrate and emphasise.